Hazel E Zangs (1921 - 2006)

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Hazel E Zangs
1921 - 2006
October 2, 1921
Broadway, Rockingham County, Virginia, 22815, United States
April 20, 2006
Virginia, United States
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Hazel Eudora Shoemaker
Hazel E Zangs of Norfolk, Norfolk City County, Virginia was born on October 2, 1921 in Broadway, Rockingham County, and died at age 84 years old on April 20, 2006. Hazel Zangs was buried at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Norfolk, Norfolk City County.
Updated: January 24, 2023
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Hazel Eudora Shoemaker was born to Dewitt Marshall Shoemaker (1875 - 1945) and Sadie Ona Hopkins (1884 - 1974. Dewitt was a postal carrier and a grocer. She had siblings Gordon, Made, and Louise Hopkins Shoemaker.

Hazel Shoemaker married Leonard Joseph Zangs (1919 - 1973) on December 12, 1941 in Rockfield, Maryland. They had daughters Patricia Ellen Zangs (1942 - 2012 and Theresa Coy Zangs (1948 - 1948), who died in infancy.
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Norfolk, Norfolk City County, Virginia 23518
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October 2, 1921
Broadway, Rockingham County, Virginia 22815, United States
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Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Norfolk, Norfolk City County, Virginia
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Hazel Zangs passed away at age 84 years old on April 20, 2006, and was buried at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Norfolk, Norfolk City County. Hazel E Zangs of Norfolk, Norfolk City County, Virginia was born on October 2, 1921 in Broadway, Rockingham County.

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Hazel E Zangs lived 11 years longer than the average Zangs family member when she died at the age of 84.
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In 1921, in the year that Hazel E Zangs was born, hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1944, by the time she was 23 years old, on June 6th, the largest amphibious invasion in history was launched - the Normandy landing (called D-Day). Soldiers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and the Free French landed on Normandy Beach and were later joined by Poland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Almost 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers were involved. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day - Allied casualties on the first day were at least 10,000. 4,414 were confirmed dead.

In 1966, when she was 45 years old, on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

In 1976, by the time she was 55 years old, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1998, she was 77 years old when on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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